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#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers of week 43, 2018

By billn on October 27, 2018 #report: producers

Back home for a week to put the finishing touches to my September report and then start work on the October report, which will be including the smiling vignerons above – who were pouring their 2017s this week – it’s no surprise that they are so happy.

Again, this ‘predominantly white producers‘ report will be online at the end of November – you can subscribe below 🙂

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down south – a 2018 mâconnais update…

By billn on July 25, 2018 #report: producers#reports#travels in burgundy 2018#vintage 2018

Yesterday I hit the M̢connais to taste wines from the Artisan Vignerons of South Burgundy Рwines that are as good as M̢con can be. They will be in my July report at the end of August.

Northern Mâconnais got pretty badly hit by the hail this year, some vineyards (to use the local black humour) completely harvested. Most people have some hail damage, the very worst affected domaines have lost over 80% of their production. By contrast, the south of Mâconnais which includes the important areas of Saint Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé were overwhelmingly untouched.

In the south the vines and grapes look fabulous – despite a little mildew towards the bottom of the slopes – their one (joint north-south) issue is that the hot and dry weather – much drier than the Côte d’Or – is starting to block the onset of maturity. So whilst the south are planning on a harvest start of ~25 August, it could easily slip into September without the help of a little rain. The grapes are plentiful but small – see images below – rain will not just be needed to rejuvinate the progress towards maturity, it will also be needed to bring better balance to the grapes. The producers of the northern Mâconnais are already looking at September for harvesting, their vines being 7-10 days behind those in the south…

portraits of a few southern burgundians…

By billn on May 22, 2016 #report: producers

Visited in Beaujolais last week. All profiled in the April Burgundy Report, though that’s (of-course) after the rather late, to be published, March Burgundy Report!

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week 05 2016 – the 2nd of february’s volnay visits

By billn on February 12, 2016 #report: producers

This week’s rogues’ gallery 😉

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Domaine Pascal Mure
Domaine Buffet
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey
Domaine Regis Rossignol
Doamine Jean-Marc Bouley
Domaine Albert Boillot
Domaine Montagny
Domaine Alain Billard
Domaine Perrin
Domaine Didier Delagrange
Domaine Rossignol-Cornu
Domaine d’Angerville
Domaine Roland Mure
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur

week 05 2016 – the first of february’s volnay visits

By billn on February 05, 2016 #report: producers

Le portraits….
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So for commentors, Woody and Joost, you will be able to see the reports of these visits in my February 2016 issue of Burgundy Report, here. Published about the end of March.

The first weeks visits to vignerons who live in Volany included:
Pascal and Pierrick Bouley of Domaine Réyane et Pascal Bouley
Patrick landanger of Pousse d’Or
Christophe Thilloux of Domaine Thilloux
Florence et Thierry Poulleau of Domaine Pilleau Père et Fils
Thierry Glantenay of Domaine Glantenay
Romain Vaudoisey of Domaine Jean Vaudoisey
Frederic Lafarge of Domaine Michel Lafarge
Thibaud Clerget of Domaine Yvon Clerget
Pascal Roblet-Monnot of Domaine Roblet-Monnot
Pascale Rossignol of Domaine Rossignol-Sainson
Jean-Baptiste Cluzeaud of Domaine Cluzeaud
Guillaume Glantenay of Domaine Pierre Glantenay
Frederic Rossignol of Domaine Rossignol-Fevrier
Thiébault Huber of Domaine Huber-Verdereau
Not pictured, Jean-Philippe Charlot of Domaine Joseph Voillot – thought I’d wait for his arm to come out of it’s sling, after his shoulder operation.

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